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Sunday, October 26, 2014

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

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  • tags: blended learning education institutions learning online learning strategies technology

    • Just as the curriculum can become a collection of courses instead of a cohesive and meaningful curriculum, the same may be true for blended learning when the approach does not provide the mechanisms and support to fundamentally redesign the student learning experience across the curriculum. 
    • larger concerns may relate to the lack of time, support, or incentives
    • Even though the examples of an institutional approach to blended learning are scarce, presenting best practices for blended learning only in the context of individual courses prevents constituents from grasping the larger institutional strategy.  Situating all specific course examples within the framework of the larger institutional strategy allows the rationale for blended learning to remain at the forefront of the conversations, as well as at the forefront of any specific processes and support mechanisms the institution puts into place.  Delving into specific course strategies should always be preceded by reminding constituents of the larger institutional strategy. 
      • Drysdale, J., Graham, C., Spring, K., & Halverson, L. (2013).  An analysis of research trends in dissertations and theses studying blended learning. Internet and Higher Education, 17, 90-100. 
    • Fink (2013) notes that the prevailing view of faculty work (teaching, research, and service) does not provide any "in-load" time for faculty to work on their own professional development around teaching (p. 222). Therefore, a critical condition necessary for the achievement of a blended learning institutional strategy is adequate time

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

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Sunday, October 05, 2014

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

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    • accountability and performance evaluations have, in many instances, taken on disproportionate importance to the basics of teaching well and effectively and maintaining a good dose of active and engaged learning in our classrooms
    • If you don't have faculty who are productive, engaging, and relatively happy, the learning process for students can be seriously flawed. ultimately, it is the faculty who are the most important part of any thriving university.
    • Gone are the days when you could blow off a series of homework assignments throughout the semester but pull through with a respectable grade by cramming for and acing that all-important mid-term exam. Getting good grades today is far more about keeping up with and producing quality homework—not to mention handing it in on time.
  • "In order for Japanese people to be able to make necessary contributions and play an important role in the future of the world as a member of the international community, it is vital that Japanese people cultivate an interest in other countries. In particular, I have a strong desire to see the younger generation on which the future of Japan depends upon, look outward to the world" (¶4).

    tags: CLAIR education Japan JET Program(me)

    • Every reaction is a learning process; every significant experience alters your perspective.
    • So if you now number yourself among the disenchanted, then you have no choice but to accept things as they are, or to seriously seek something else. But beware of looking for goals: look for a way of life. Decide how you want to live and then see what you can do to make a living WITHIN that way of life. But you say, "I don't know where to look; I don't know what to look for."
  • In this TESOL Blog post (2014.09.19), Elena Shvidko shared descriptions from websites of 11 journals carrying "articles related both to research in second language writing and writing pedagogy" (¶1, 2014.09.22). - See more at: http://blog.tesol.org/excellent-academic-journals-to-stay-up-to-date-in-el-writing/#sthash.RB7SItgV.dpuf

    tags: academic journals TESOL venues for publication

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

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Sunday, August 03, 2014

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  • "Project-Based Learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying" (Project-Based Learning [PBL], ¶1). "Wikispaces Classroom provides a simple structure that allows you to create projects, define teams, assign students and manage them all through successful completion of their projects. Starting from pre-built templates, or a blank slate, students can work in private groups until their work is due. At the end of the project you can share the results with the rest of the class or even parents and other participants" (PBL, ¶2). "Our formative assessment reporting let you track student progress on their projects in real-time. You'll know which students are succeeding, which are falling behind, and how much they are contributing to their projects so that you can help remediate, motivate, and challenge when you most need to" (PBL, ¶3).

    tags: collaboration formative assessment groups problem-solving project-based learning projects teams templates wikis Wikispaces writing

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

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